Recent Building Services Posts
Vandalism Damage: What To Do
How to handle Vandalism Damage is not easy but we are here to help at SERVPRO of Palm Springs.
- Hose or wash egg damaged from building exterior as soon as possible.
- Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
- Save containers which reveal the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.
- Attempt to remove ink, paint, or cosmetic stains.
- Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
- Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain, furniture or art objects.
If you have any questions or concerns about how to handle a Vandalism Damage situation contact your local franchise, SERVPRO of Palm Springs to find out more information or to schedule an inspection.
Flooded Tennis Court
Dirt, Clay or... Water Court play?
At SERVPRO of Palm Springs not every water damage loss we encounter is inside. Some of the situations we encounter are areas affected by sprinkler systems, outdoor spigots or broken water mains. While these damages do not affect a structure they still have to be dried out quickly. If the water is not removed it can affect he longevity of the affected areas, if concrete is over saturated the water can become bound at a molecular level. When this occurs the area can undergo spalling in the rebar. Spalling is when the rebar starts to rust and then degrades to the point where it can no longer support the surrounding concrete and it starts to crack and is no longer reliable.
In this picture we see a tennis court that has been flooded by a sprinkler valve that has failed. This will takes push brooms and a sump pump with some hosing and a drainage point to resolve.
Ensuring steady and even power for your job.
What is a Spider Box?
At SERVPRO of Palm Springs and SERVPRO of Indian Wells we can handle any size job.
In this picture we a shot of a power distributor or a spider box. A spider box used on a jobsite when the availible power source infrastructure is inadequate for meeting the scope of the project.
The spider box helps to balance the demand of the load.
If it is not used and a home is not equipped properly a vendor will experience gaps in the service. Since we are not onsite to monitor the job progress during the entire project, it is important to ensure that what is placed onsite performs up to expectations.
The spider box will keep circuts from breaking and machines from turning off. You want things to do what they are supposed to.
Fallen Tree removal
At SERVPRO of Palm Springs and SERVPRO of Indian Wells we are here to help with any size disaster.
In this photo we see a shot of a fallen tree that has affected the rear portion of the residence.
Fallen tree removal is requires a certain level of skill. If the tree is not approached properly secondary damage can occur.
Factors at play, Type of tree, age, health, manner in which it has fallen and adjacent affected structures.
During the process you have to pre-manage the outcome and support the process throughout the stages.
By this we mean that you need to break it down into pieces you can handle. Remeber that trees weigh quite a bit and that gravity is at play during the job.
Or You can just call SERVPRO and we can make it "Like it never even happened".